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Old December 2nd, 2009, 02:04 AM   #1
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MISC | Your Favorite Metro Station

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Old December 3rd, 2009, 07:40 PM   #2
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 09:11 PM   #3
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I am not sure as I can enlist several. On the one hand I like modern and bright stations, on the other one - old and beautiful. But the latter seems to be better criterion, so I'd choose Avtovo station, St Petersburg. Very cozy one imho

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Old December 4th, 2009, 01:39 AM   #4
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This is York Road. It is closed and abandoned since 1932 But one day, I don't know when, it will reopen again. Hurray.


This one is Brompton Road. It is closed since 1932. It will probably never open again and these poor people are waiting outside.


This is Down Street, closed since 1932. Maybe one day it will reopen, if it could be used for an interchange.


This is South Kentish Town station. It is closed since 1924. It could one day reopen as Camden Market gets bigger.


This one is Aldwych, formerly Strand, closed since 1994. It was under my university. I finished my studies in 1994 the year the station closed. But it could reopen one day if there is a new extension built . The line it was on is very small and very silly.


I don't know why but I love the ghost stations. They are mysterious.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 06:33 PM   #5
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I'd love to see what's inside of them right now
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Old December 4th, 2009, 07:52 PM   #6
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This one is Aldwych, formerly Strand, closed since 1994. It was under my university. I finished my studies in 1994 the year the station closed. But it could reopen one day if there is a new extension built . The line it was on is very small and very silly.
It isn't the line that is silly but rather the fact that the line never lived up to it's full potential. Ie the line should have been extended across the river and made more useful. Even if it was just another version of the waterloo and city line. As a pure shuttle from Holborn I agree it was a little silly.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 09:16 PM   #7
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I'd love to see what's inside of them right now
Look round the net. There are a few photos of gloomy platforms and tunnels. Imagine walking down to the platforms, just like it was the 1930s with cobwebs everywhere.

Check out this site.

http://sf0.org/getareaction/taskDetail/?id=4343&big=1

Aldwych can be hired for movies. £1000/hour. It makes more money as a film set than for passenger services!
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Old December 4th, 2009, 09:25 PM   #8
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It isn't the line that is silly but rather the fact that the line never lived up to it's full potential. Ie the line should have been extended across the river and made more useful. Even if it was just another version of the waterloo and city line. As a pure shuttle from Holborn I agree it was a little silly.
Yes, it should be done. They would have to extend the platforms though. THey are really short i think.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 10:08 PM   #9
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> Aldwych

And why did they close the other stations?
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Old December 4th, 2009, 10:43 PM   #10
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has to be westminister station in london.



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Old December 4th, 2009, 11:58 PM   #11
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> Aldwych

And why did they close the other stations?
Usually because of low passenger numbers, or there were stations nearby. On the Piccadilly line, in the 30s they extended it out into the countryside and they wanted to speed up journey times on the line. They sometimes closed during a strike or something then didn't bother to reopen them. There are lots more closed stations, but these are my favourites because they are beautiful buildings designed by Leslie Green.

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Old December 5th, 2009, 12:50 AM   #12
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Some stations I have visited that became my favourite ones:

Berlin, Mexikoplatz station:


Bochum, Lohring station:


Lisbon: Olaias station:


London, Southwark station:


Montreal, Monk station:


Moscow, Kropotkinskaya station:


Paris, Arts et Metiers station:


Prague, line A stations:


Rotterdam, Wilhelminaplein station:


Stockholm, Rinkeby station:

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Old December 5th, 2009, 01:44 AM   #13
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Great selection.

Would love to see Stockhom one day. Looks awesome. And great website btw too. I particularly love the Paris elevated bits.
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Usually because of low passenger numbers, or there were stations nearby. On the Piccadilly line, in the 30s they extended it out into the countryside and they wanted to speed up journey times on the line. They sometimes closed during a strike or something then didn't bother to reopen them. There are lots more closed stations, but these are my favourites because they are beautiful buildings designed by Leslie Green.
There are plenty of stations designed by Leslie Green that are in tact and in use, so why choose these?
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Old December 6th, 2009, 01:47 AM   #15
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Passy Station, on line 6 in Paris...

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Old December 6th, 2009, 01:55 AM   #16
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There are plenty of stations designed by Leslie Green that are in tact and in use, so why choose these?
Like I said, I love the mystery of the ghost stations. There's not much to compare with them. Like the others too of course...
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Another one. Porte Dauphine in Paris.



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I like bastille a lot too...

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Old December 6th, 2009, 02:10 AM   #19
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Metro Pelleport on the bonkers Line 3bis
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Stations on this bonkers line are unusual in having station buildings. This is because the lines are deep level and require lifts. I guess that's why they put the buildings there, to house the lift mechanism. The line is such an anacronism I can't see how it stays open, but I hope it continues to. It may get linked up with 7bis one day and become a sensible line.
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Old December 6th, 2009, 07:11 AM   #20
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